Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hot Summer Day Walk

It was a beautiful warm day here in NS so I decided to go for a hike to the Bad Pitch on the Tusket River in Kemptville, Nova Scotia where I used to live. Its been 10 years sense I last saw the Pitch. Walking about 6 km onto the forest it was very peaceful. At the Tusket River where the Pitch I spend most of the afternoon sitting around, listening to the sounds of the River and trying to imagine what it would of been live here two hundred years ago when people traveled the road by stage coach and crossed the wooden bridge on thier way to Shelburne county. The stones with one old wooden rafter ( pictured above) are all that remains of that bridge. On the other side beyond view is a old road to Quinan,a community still very much populated and many of my friends live there.The main road to kemptville community is now far away from this spot. Only the canoers, hikers and 4x4 wheelers venture here now. It will probably be a while before I get back here again with work and trips planned for this year. Hoping to go back in the Spring when there aren't so many ferns to explore the old town along the river called Crowell Town and get some photos of the remains I found long ago when I lived here.